The Country Director, Evidence for Action (E4A) Mr. Tunde Segun, has decried the high number of death of women from pregnancy related problems, as according to him, “as high as 500 women die out of 100,000 births every year from pregnancy related issues.”
Mr. Segun who was represented by the Media Adviser of the NGO, Shokunbi Olaide, stated this during a courtesy visit to the management of Bauchi Radio Corporation (BRC), saying that most of the deaths by women and children are preventable with adequate health facilities such as functional blood banks, qualify health personnel, accessible primary health care centers (PHC) and logistics among others.
He called for sustainable efforts from all stakeholders to improve Maternal and Newborn Child (MNC) in the state adding that no woman must die while giving birth.
“I charge the media to continue to be in the forefront in their role in holding those in authority accountable particularly in ensuring that issues of women and children are adequately promoted and addressed. We want to particularly thank BRC for the support they have been given to us in our effort to promote MNCH in the state,” he said.
“We expect you to do more because the journey is long and we hope that maternal and infant death will end soon.” He added.
The country director also lamented that lack of blood bank in hospitals has contributed to the high maternal mortality rate in the northern part of the country.
In his response, the Acting Managing Director of BRC, Alhaji Idris Sambo commended Mamaye evidence for Action for championing the cause of mothers and infants who were the boosters of the population, assuring of their support on issues of MNCH to enable them achieve their objectives.
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